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 By Brian Stanley    News

Village of Shorewood braves the rain, lights up the city

Though heavy rainfall, more than 100 Shorewood residents turned out Nov. 26 for the village holiday tree lighting. For most of the month, the public works department spent some... — Updated 12/4/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Man charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon

Police allegedly saw a man carrying loaded gun on the street Nov. 17. At 2:18 a.m. officers were in the 900 block of Gardner Street while a bar was closing when they observed Hubert C. Pruitte, 45, in a nearby parking lot.... — Updated 11/27/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Shorewood considering options on marijuana-based businesses

Shorewood officials got a scent of the public's sentiments on allowing marijuana-based businesses in the village. In January, state law will significantly ease restrictions on... — Updated 11/20/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

'Grinchmas on the Green' tree lighting set for Nov. 30

Perhaps it will be chilly. Perhaps it will be dark. But you can enjoy the tree lighting Nov. 30 at Plainfield’s Village Green Park. As part of the Chamber of Commerce’s Heart of Christmas event, “Grinchmas on the Green... — Updated 11/20/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Board disapproves outdoor storage yard

At the Nov. 18 board meeting, Plainfield Trustees expressed their disapproval of an outdoor storage yard. But that might not matter, since the property isn’t in Plainfield. The property owner of 26049 W. Lockport St. in... — Updated 11/20/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Joliet man arrested for Nov. 2 shooting

A Joliet man was arrested after allegedly shooting a woman in the leg Nov. 2. The shooting occurred at 4:52 p.m. in the 200 block of O'Neill Street. Police said officers arrived to... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Lions holiday nut sales underway

The Plainfield Lions are offering holiday nut sales at many area businesses. Starting this week, cashews, chocolate cashews, mixed nuts and chocolate mixed nuts (all $14) and pecans ($17) are on sale around town.  Proceeds will... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Shorewood police hiring officers

The Village of Shorewood has begun accepting applications for police officers. Up to 150 applications will be accepted until Dec. 6 at There is a $45 processing f... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Board approves truck terminal

A truck freight terminal has been approved for the former Univar USA property. On Nov. 4, the Plainfield Village Board voted 5-1 to issue a special use permit to TVA Logistics on the 3,143-acre property at 13915 S. Route 30. The... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Man arrested in robbery at Steak and Shake

Police say a customer tried robbing a restaurant at gunpoint Oct. 24 in Joliet. At 8:30 a.m., J.J. Amador, 27, allegedly entered Steak and Shake, 2675 N. Plainfield Road, and... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Joliet Police in search of info about Oct. 17 murders

Joliet police are investigating two murders which occurred within hours of each other on Oct. 17. The first occurred at 12:21 a.m. when shots were reported near an alley off the... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Historic home spared for time being

Plainfield trustees have decided a 170-year-old downtown building will be spared from the wrecking ball for at least three more months. Trustees voted 5-1 at the Oct. 21 board meeti... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Life of Brian: Who taught who when Stanley sat down with local Girl Scouts?

At first, I wondered if Shorewood's Girl Scout Junior Troop 71519 reached out to acknowledge all the Thin Mints I've purchased over the years. But they needed a writer to help them... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Man arrested with weapon, drugs

Police say a Joliet man was carrying a loaded gun, open alcohol and vials of crack when he was arrested Oct. 7. At 11:56 p.m. officers reportedly saw a vehicle commit a traffic... — Updated 10/16/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Two men shot in Joliet, one dead

A Joliet man was shot to death Oct. 10 on the east side. Joliet police said Jesse B. Hannah, 33, and a 19-year-old man were discovered by officers at 1:46 a.m. after gunfire was... — Updated 10/16/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Shorewood looking to regulate storage pods at village residences

Shorewood officials are considering regulations on storage pods at village residences. Though no ordinances are pending, Mayor Richard Chapman and trustees discussed setting time limits at the Oct. 8 board meeting. “I’ve seen... — Updated 10/16/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Presentation for parents on dangers of drugs and vaping to be held in Plainfield

Parents with concerns about drug use and vaping among teens are invited to learn more at a presentation on Oct. 10. The Plainfield Parent Community Network will present "Vaping,... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Tainted narcotics may have led to Joliet deaths

Police are investigating whether tainted narcotics have led to at least five deaths in Joliet over the last week. On Sept. 22, police and firefighters were called to the 700 block o... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Tensions between Joliet mayor, police heat up

Tensions between the mayor and police officials in Joliet have openly escalated into investigations and accusations of misconduct and political shenanigans. The latest issues stem... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Plainfield board votes Sanctuary in, marijuana sales out

Banquets, yes. Munchies, no. The Plainfield Village Board issued approval Oct. 7 for The Sanctuary to operate a banquet hall in the old trolley barn building at 24216 W. Lockport St... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Lisle woman arrested on murder charges in Joliet

A Lisle woman has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Joliet man earlier this year. Tatiyana M. Brown, 19, was taken into custody by... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

YMCA looking at village of Shorewood as potential site

Shorewood will be asking “Y?” The Greater Joliet Area YMCA will partner with the village to determine if there is a market and interest in building a facility in Shorewood — though “How long?” would be another great... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Plainfield truck driver arrested in Wilmington

police canine reportedly found a Plainfield truck driver was carrying drugs with a street value of more than a quarter-million dollars. On the afternoon of Sept. 20, a Wilmington... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Man kills infant, self in murder-suicide

A father and son are dead after a tragic domestic disturbance occurred Sept. 21 in Joliet. When the SWAT team breached the house, they found the child and the 35-year-old man dead... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Oktoberfest goes kaput due to severe weather

Unfortunately the only German words used to describe Shorewood's Oktoberfest this year were "gewitter," which means storm and "kaput." The intense thunderstorms that hit northern... — Updated 10/2/2019


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